New York Genome Center - Chief Financial Officer

March 30, 2021

Chief Financial Officer

New York Genome Center seeks an experienced strategic leader with a track record of success in executive positions within complex, multi-constituent, mission-driven organizations.  The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the organization’s overall financial leadership, strategic financial planning and financial operations management. In addition, this individual will lead several functional departments, including Finance & Accounting, Research Administration and Facilities. Reporting to the Scientific Director & Chief Executive Officer, this position is a key member of the Executive Team.

The successful candidate will have: a Master’s degree in finance, business, or related field; a bachelor’s degree may be acceptable if combined with significant professional experience; directly related progressive financial experience in nonprofit environments involving the planning and developing of multi-million-dollar budgets, implementation of strategic business plans, treasury management, investments, debt and insurance activities required. Experience managing the financial and operational functions of an academic, medical or research institution strongly preferred; 10+ years’ experience as a hands-on manager, with a strong commitment to team development and experience leading, managing and developing a diverse, high caliber, and highly collaborative team; Substantial familiarity with federal grants management and compliance issues and be a leader who prioritizes and values diversity & inclusion.

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.

Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with relevant leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community.


The New York Genome Center has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment.  Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Chris Stadler, Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries and nominations may be sent to Katie Dean via email:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the core mission at the NYGC. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all NYGC employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people. We recognize that there is still work to be done that will require sustained commitment from the entire organization.

The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance.